1.5 hours


Allason McNamara



Unit 3, part 1


The focus for this session will be Areas of Study 1 and 2.

Area of Study 1: functions, relations and graphs

The topics will include graphs of polynomial, power, exponential, logarithmic and circular functions, transformations and sums and differences of function.

Area of Study 2: algebra, number and structure

The topics will include composite and inverse functions, functional equations, general solutions of equations and solutions to simultaneous equations.

The session will focus on:

  • exam tips for Unit 3 Mathematical Methods modules
  • common VCAA questions and how to solve them
  • how to avoid common errors
  • how the CAS can assist in exam success


Allason McNamara

Allason McNamara is currently teaching senior mathematics at Trinity Grammar School Kew in Melbourne. Previously she has been Head of Mathematics at Mount Scopus Memorial College and a number of other independent schools. Allason has been a co-author of several mathematics textbooks and VCE Specialist Mathematics examinations, and the Chief Assessor for VCE Mathematical Methods for the VCAA (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority). She has been on a number of advisory committees for the VCAA and was part of the federal government’s Expert Advisory Panel for the Year 1 Literacy and Numeracy testing. Allason is on the Board of the National Mathematics Summer School (NMSS) and the Australian Maths Trust (AMT) and is a Past President of the Australian Association of Maths Teachers (AAMT). Allason is a Life Member and Past President and Treasurer of The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) and has done many presentations at the MAV conferences including keynote addresses. She is a actively involved with MAV, writing the MAV trial exams, lecturing to VCE students and teachers, and running state-wide Mathematics Games Days.

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